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The U.S. still leads in global petroleum production & consumption

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馃棡锔 Driving the news: The 2023 Statistical Review of World Energy by the Energy Institute provided detailed insights into global petroleum production and consumption. U.S. continued to lead as the world's top oil producer and consumer

馃敪 The context: The Review categorizes oil production into crude oil, lease condensate, NGLs, and oil sands
• Global consumption trends saw the U.S. remain the top consumer, with Mexico jumping into the Top 10 and China as the only country reporting a decrease in consumption

馃寧 Why does it matter for the planet: The increase in oil production and consumption indicates the recovering energy landscape, shedding a light on global economic recovery and potential policy implications

鈴笍 What's next: The patterns and data presented in the review are crucial for understanding global energy dynamics and will likely influence future energy policies, economic decisions, and environmental considerations

馃搱 One stat: The Review reported 2022 global oil production of 93.8 million barrels per day (bpd), 3.8 million bpd higher than 2021 production
• Specifically, Brent crude prices averaged $101.32 per barrel in 2022, and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) averaged $94.58: both prices were about 40% above the 2021 average

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